Almond Joy

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    First Look: Nadoz Cafe Serves Sweets and Savory Eats in Chesterfield

    The Taubman Prestige Outlets opened in Chesterfield last summer, and since then, its food court has slowly filled up with options for hungry shoppers. On February 17, Nadoz Cafe, the Euro-cafe owned by Steven and Kathy Becker, debuted its third location in the outdoor mall with a full menu serving b ... More >>

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    May 8, 2013

    Har Mar Superstar Gets Sexy at the Firebird: Review, Photos and Setlist

    Har Mar Superstar | DJ Billy Brown May 7, 2013 The Firebird The boilerplate description for Har Mar Superstar marries the looks of a young Ron Jeremy with the music and stage presence of something between R. Kelly, the Neptunes and Tony Clifton -- but really, all comparisons fall short. Har Mar Sup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    21 Worst Halloween Candies Of All Time

    Gut Check isn't so old that we don't remember the hierarchy of Halloween candy: i.e., good stuff and crap. While neighbors who neglect to buy the best sweets suffer at the hands of t.p.-ing teenagers, Gut Check's house remains unscathed. Stay on the good side of neighborhood ne'er do wells by avoid ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Best and Worst Halloween Candy Countdown: No. 1

    It wasn't all that long ago that Gut Check was donning our finest Disney princess Star Wars character drag outfit and joining the swarms of greedy American children on the hallowed Halloween quest for candy. So we remember well the post-trick-or-treat ritual of sorting the bounty into two piles, i.e ... More >>

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    July 12, 2011

    Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcake at Sarah's Cake Shop & Catering Co.

    Emily Wasserman​Nestled in a small corner in a West County strip mall, there's a place reminiscent of Willy Wonka's Factory -- if Mr. Wonka had decided to make cupcakes instead of candy. Sarah's Cake Shop & Catering Co. (10 Clarkson Wilson Centre, Chesterfield; 636-728-1140) serves up a wide ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010

    Chez Marilyn's Jacob Scarborough: Featured Bartender of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Chez Marilyn bartender Jacob Scarborough. Below is a Q&A with Scarborough, followed by a video of him mixing an Almond Joy martini. Alissa NelsonWouldn't you just ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    Chez Marilyn's Jacob Scarborough Almond Joy Martini!

    Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This is part one of Alissa Nelson's two-part profile of Chez Marilyn bartender Jacob Scarborough. Part two, a Q&A with Scarborough, will be posted tomorrow. Alissa Nelson​Contrary to what y ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    Ten Lamest Halloween Candies

    It's that time of year again. On Sunday evening millions of pint-size Iron Men and Hermiones will fill the streets and ring our doorbells, visions of tooth decay Skittles, Snickers and Hershey's full-size milk chocolate bars dancing in their heads. Yes, folks, it's Halloween, and our collective pl ... More >>